According to a release from the Iberia Rural Fire Protection District, they were called to a structure fire with flames showing at 4 Brays Mill Road at 9:31 a.m. Nov. 19.

Firefighters saved an historic mill in the Lake area that was converted into a home. 

According to a release from the Iberia Rural Fire Protection District, they were called to a structure fire with flames showing at 4 Brays Mill Road at 9:31 a.m. Nov. 19. 

This is the site of Bray's Mill, a former grain mill built by three springs circa the 1860s, according to online local histories. In more recent decades, it was restored and operated as a bed and breakfast, but is now a private residence.

While en route, Iberia Fire requested mutual aid from Crocker Fire for an engine and tanker. 

Due to the size of the building, additional mutual aid was requested upon arrival of the first engine. Brumley, Dixon, Tuscumbia and a ladder truck from Eldon Fire assisted at the scene.

After arriving on scene, firefighters made entry and were able to quickly extinguish a fire that had started in a flue. The fire had extended to areas around the flu in the attic.

While there was damage, the building was saved.

Iberia issued a thanks to mutual aid departments for their quick response and assistance in saving this historic structure.